High Performance Building Legislation – 2010 – Cities and Town

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-1- Ord. 2010-42Presented by:   The ManagerIntroduced:

Drafted by:

J.W. HartleORDINANCE OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKASerial No. 2010-42An  Ordinance  Amending  the  Land  Use  Code  To  RequireConstruction and Renovation of Municipal Public Facilities toMeet a Sustainable Building Standard.  WHEREAS, the City and Borough anticipates that it will be facing unprecedentedincreases in fuel and electricity rates in the future; andWHEREAS, in the United States, buildings account for 12.2 percent of freshwateruse, 38 percent of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, 40 percent of material use, and 39percent of energy use; andWHEREAS,  the  City  and  Borough  desires  to  reduce  it’s  building  operating  andmaintenance costs, provide a healthy and productive indoor work environment for itsemployees and the public, promote the community’s ongoing economic vitality, andsupport energy efficiency; andWHEREAS, the City and Borough recognizes that the practice of sustainability, asit relates to buildings, is the use of key resources like energy, water, materials and landin a more efficient manner than simply constructing buildings to code; and1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526-2- Ord. 2010-42WHEREAS,  building  sustainability  creates  healthier  work,  learning,  and  livingenvironments  with  more  natural  light  and  cleaner  air,  contributing  to  improvedemployee and student health, comfort, and productivity; andWHEREAS, the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) RatingSystem  is  a  third-party  certification  system  developed  by  the  United  States  GreenBuilding Council.  This system quantifies sustainable design, and awards rankingsbased on achievement; andWHEREAS, these third-party certification systems are not expected to significantlyimpact CBJ staffing; andWHEREAS, government is ultimately responsible for leading by example and settinga community standard for the sustainable planning, design, construction, renovationand   operation   of   buildings   to   support   economic,   social,   and   environmentalsustainability.NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE ASSEMBLY OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OFJUNEAU, ALASKA:Section 1.   Classification. This ordinance is of a general and permanent natureand shall become a part of the City and Borough Code.//////1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526-3- Ord. 2010-42Section 2.   Amendment  of  Chapter.    CBJ  49.35  Public  Improvements, isamended  to  add  a  new  section,  CBJ  49.35.800  Sustainable  building  standards  forconstruction and renovation of buildings, to read:49.35.800 Sustainable building standards for construction and renovation ofbuildings.(a)  New construction and renovation of existing buildings and facilities  by the Cityand Borough.  The City and Borough shall construct and renovate its public facilitiesand buildings to sustainable building standards through the use of the U.S. GreenBuilding Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ratingsystem, and shall be responsible for ensuring that public facilities and buildings meetthe requirements as set out in this section and are operated accordingly.(1)  LEED shall be the quantitative measurement for how well standards aremet;(2)  All public facilities and buildings utilizing municipal funds and costingover  $5,000,000  (either  general  or  bonded),  including  new  privateconstruction  for  Municipal  leasing  or  renting,  shall  be  designed  andconstructed in such a fashion as to achieve a minimum level of LEEDCertified;(A)  The City and Borough Engineering Department shall determine ifattainment of specific LEED credits will be required within the creditspursued  for  LEED  Certification.    These  required  credits  shall  bedocumented in CBJ policy and shall be reviewed and updated each1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526-4- Ord. 2010-42time a new version of the LEED standard is issued.  Such update shalloccur within three months of the issuance of a new LEED standard.(b)  Application.  The sustainable building standards for municipal buildings andfacilities,  including  but  not  limited  to,  the  Juneau  School  District,  the  JuneauInternational  Airport,  and  Bartlett  Regional  Hospital,  shall  apply  to  facilities  andbuildings where the principal use is regularly occupied space, including, but not limitedto, buildings occupied for office, retail, classroom, healthcare, or assembly purposes.(1)  As  used  in  this  section,  occupied  means  a  facility  or  building  whoseprimary  purpose  is  for  people  to  work,  assemble,  or  intend  to  remainwithin  to  perform  functions  (other  than  routine  maintenance)  of  theprincipal use of the building.  Industrial facilities, such as maintenance,warehouse, and vehicle storage, are excluded from this section.Section 3.   Exception  Procedure.    If  the  Manager,  with  the  consent  of theAssembly, after consideration of the recommendation of the Sustainability Commission,determines that it would not be economically feasible to satisfy the prerequisites forLEED Certification in the case of a specific project, that project shall be exempt fromthe requirement for LEED Certification.////////////1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526-5- Ord. 2010-42Section 4.   Effective Date.  This ordinance shall become effective on July 1,2011.  Existing projects with fully executed contracts for design services on the effectivedate shall be exempt from this ordinance.Adopted this      day of                2010.____________________________Bruce Botelho, MayorAttest:____________________________Laurie J. Sica, Clerk


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